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Alert issued on SIUE campus after overnight robbery

10:46 AM, Feb 25, 2013   |    comments
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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) - Security officials at Southern Illinois University continue to search for suspects following an overnight robbery on the Edwardsville campus.

An e-Lert was issued early Monday by the university concerning an incident that occurred near the Cougar Village apartment complex just after 1 a.m. Monday.

The alert indicated security officers and police officials are looking for a man in his 20s, dark complexion, thin build, wearing a black jacket, stocking cap and carrying a handgun.

Investigators say a second man, also in his 20s, with a lighter complexion, 6' tall and slender, was also involved. That man was wearing a gray coat and stocking cap.

A spokesman for the university says the victim did know one of the suspects, and this was not a random act.

Police say the victim received a phone call from one of the suspects to set up a location for an illegal transaction.

When the victim and the suspects met at the predetermined location, the robbery occurred.

During the robbery the victim saw a gun, but it was never pointed at them.

A small amount of cash was taken.

The victim of the robbery was not a student at the university and was staying with someone at the time.

Both of the suspects were last seen in a vehicle eastbound on Cougar Lake Drive.

KSDK

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